spring

One year of Lickdown. Yes, licks. Mr. Johnson is looking like he's been to hell and back and I'm not surprised, he'd been doing some dodgy deals with the grim reaper. Greed and capitalism may be winning in your eyes but what has it cost? How many lives? Words fail. NPR are tearing it up [...]

Post-Doc

So what to say? What a year, year zero! It feels a bit like a leap year, but instead of moving forward, we remain in a purgatory-esque state of struggle, suffering, restriction and repetition with pockets of joy. I think it was around January this year when I finally felt as though I had had [...]

some thoughts

So I’m blogging during these strange times of coronavirus. It's really odd because in our blind leading the blind lead up to Covid-19 I found that from October - once I had submitted my PhD - all I wanted to do was be around nature. Every weekend I put my walking boots on and stomped around [...]

Vinyl Community Collaborative Composing Project

Vinyl Community Collaborative Composing Project Hey there lovelies! Here's the page for us to share findings. Context: Task 1: Please introduce yourself and what you'd be interested in contributing to the project to the gang. Task 2: Please share your top 5 tracks which must include orchestral arrangers (soul/jazz/RnB/pop of 60/70s). What do you love [...]

Betty Davis

  Hey Hey Stranger I hear that they call you the lone ranger They say you love to live in the saddle Is it true you want to high ho my silver Giddy up you can try lawd have mercy I will take that ride with you I'm mighty thirsty For love any kind of [...]

Major keys

Damn, i struggle real hard to write major key, happy sounding pieces! composing with my year 5 collaborators has been tricky, because their ideas are so cute, and what I like to compose is darker, i like the tension of major/minor, suspending, and then finally, maybe a  resolution... Anyway, after a uphill struggle, i've been [...]

Sampha

Don't fail me now, I need your wishes, wishes, wishes Don't fail me now, I need your wishes, wishes, wishes I imagine those golden skies Window down and we're caught in flight You can let the breeze, let the breeze cool you And I hope the wind blows out those fires of doubt If there's [...]